I just thought it would be hilarious if Steen put “Blades Informant” on her resume – broadcasting her deepest darkest secret – because it is relevant work history! She doesn’t want a gap there, that’d look bad 😉 Also, I find the idea of a nightblade writing a resume at all to be hilarious. Also also I find “pharmacist” written in quotations to be hilarious. I’m easily amused, you see.
I’ve always imagined that Steen was hired for Master Aryon’s covert ops team and made her way up to spymaster. It is her job to take care of all the quiet work, so Aryon can keep his hands clean and be a public figure.
“Nightblades are spellcasters who use their magics to enhance mobility, concealment, and stealthy close combat. They have a sinister reputation, since many nightblades are thieves, enforcers, assassins, or covert agents.” – Nightblade description from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Just Steen doing a bit of field work. She has a very particular set of talents.
I also recently started imagining that Steen calls everybody “hinny” like the tod in Richard Adams’ “Plague Dogs.” Like calling everybody “sweety” or “honey.” It just makes her seem particularly roguish.